In this series, we are examining how the Global Visionaries are using their experience and expertise to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
This video highlights architect Alan Ricks, whose non-profit MASS Design Group has designed buildings to prevent disease, for example a health centre in Haiti to halt the spread of cholera.
MASS had set up a dedicated team to deal with requests for advice, he said, and was also publishing guidelines for medical facilities, plus other badly-affected industries such as restaurants.
He hoped there would be more focus on preparedness and international collaboration in future – and that the "dramatic improvement in air quality" could be built upon.
Learn how other Global Visionaries are responding in our COVID-19 webinar series.
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